Recent visit: Sonoma Valley Walk

This has been a cool summer so we managed a walk at Sonoma Valley Regional in the afternoon. Amazing. The new plantings seem to be overwhelmed with weeds – hard to tell how they’re doing. The blackberries are creeping back. But the oaks and the grasses look just fine. It’s a great short walk onContinue reading “Recent visit: Sonoma Valley Walk”

Walking at Doran Beach & Birdwalk

We often visit Doran Beach. It’s an easy sand walk when the tide is low and the rhythm of the ocean is calming and exciting. I took these pictures last Saturday on a busy day with many people, dogs and equipment for land and water. We walked and then… We hunkered down in the dunes forContinue reading “Walking at Doran Beach & Birdwalk”

Spring at Healdsburg Ridge

Spring 2017 Update: Dogs on leash now allowed on trails. Beware ticks and poison oak. Not too late for spring flowers this year. (See June 2013 post below. Other posts: Dream  April 2013, Heights April 2010. The meadow up on Serpentine Trail is so amazing, I just have to try my best to climb theContinue reading “Spring at Healdsburg Ridge”

Walking where Jack London Lived

This post was originally posted in July 2010. We have visited many times since then. Here’s a link to a more recent London post. In 2012, the State of California slated this park for closure due to budget cuts. But the Jack London Park Partners (JLPP) was established by Valley of the Moon Natural History Association (VMNHA)Continue reading “Walking where Jack London Lived”

Dog Parks in Santa Rosa, etc

This post was originally published in 2010. I’ve updated and added more dog parks both new parks and new to me. A separate post discusses more parks in the Petaluma area. We have adopted a dog (mostly poodle) since this post went out. He walks on leash with us in many places. At dog parks, if thereContinue reading “Dog Parks in Santa Rosa, etc”

Sunday’s Revisit: Walking up Quarryhill

This post was originally published in April 2011. We have not found time to revisit. Have you been recently? I’m sure things have changed and we always meant to go a little later in spring – or earlier. If you’re making your spring hiking list, please add this place. We started out Sunday afternoon for QuarryhillContinue reading “Sunday’s Revisit: Walking up Quarryhill”

Sunday’s New & Revisit: Salt Point

Making our almost annual visit to Mendocino, we just had to stop at Salt Point. The waves were high and the easy and wheelchair accessible trail has been repaired. Looking north from the parking lot is what alerted me to the trail repair. In a short distance, the road-like trail was fully soggy. And theContinue reading “Sunday’s New & Revisit: Salt Point”

Sunday’s Revisit: Petaluma Adobe

Petaluma Adobe is One Big Abode This visit was from January 2011. A beautiful spot with a good history fix. The hills are green again like this. Yippee! General Vallejo’s Petaluma Adobe was surrounded by a 66,000 acres rancho in the early 1800s. As a State Historic Park today, the grounds are small and a walkContinue reading “Sunday’s Revisit: Petaluma Adobe”

Sunday’s Revisit: Walking on the Flat in Rohnert Park

The ‘nature walk’ next to the creek will be a little soggy now, but you can walk around Sonoma State campus or walk along the creek past Spreckels Center and then all the way to Hwy 101.  This was written in April 2010. Spring is not what one expected this year. It seems we’ve been dodgingContinue reading “Sunday’s Revisit: Walking on the Flat in Rohnert Park”

Sunday’s Revisit: Introduction to Walking

Today marks my 6th anniversary with Walking in Sonoma County… mostly. After 500 posts, I can say I still feel the same way about walking and I’m happy to share. Hope you find the blog useful to finding your place in nature. I will continue to find new trails, revisit old ones and have fun withContinue reading “Sunday’s Revisit: Introduction to Walking”